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kcci 8 news at noon is next. >> the most-watched news at noon in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon. mollie: right now at noon. mild temperatures outside made for another foggy morning commute. but the nice temps are good news for some retailers, making it a little easier and more enjoyable
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minute shopping trip. or even to get a jump on holiday travel. good afternoon and thanks for joining us. this is while snow is pummeling parts of the west and pacific northwest, with road closures and backups. in the northeast, are experiencing record highs. temperatures today will be in the 50's and 60's and expected to get even warmer by christmas. jericka duncan is in new york's central park with the latest. >> it's beautiful today, absolutely incredible. jericka: at 52 degrees in buffalo, it was beautiful enough for waders and walks in the park. in a city that was slammed by 7 feet of lake effect snow last year, temperatures this week are more likely to inspire long walks on the beach. eric fisher: that's certainly right, look at buffalo on wednesday. up to 61 degrees. one of many record highs to be set from great lakes down to ohio valley. the focus on christmas eve moves to the northeast down to the mid-atlantic. numerous record highs. we're talking 60's and 70's.
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alive has seen in that area. jericka: more than 2,600 record high temperatures have been tied or broken across the lower 48 states this month. in washington, d.c., cherry blossoms arrived months ahead of schedule. >>it doesn't feel like christmas yet. jericka: but nowhere is this tale of 2 climates more obvious than the ski slopes. this connecticut resort can't even keep the fake snow from melting. while in colorado, the real snow just keeps coming. skiiers here are shredding on the edge of a much larger cold weather band, stretching from park city up to spokane. dan petersen: this is a tale of west vs east. we're just waiting to see if the stormy conditions will come east or not. jericka: and meteorologists say this unseasonably warm, beautiful weather is because of the el nino factor. jericka duncan, cbs news, new
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mollie: let's check in with kurtis because along with warmer temperatures we are looking at the possibility of rain. kurtis: it has been an unusual fall and it will be an unusual winter. we did have followed and i wanted to point out some locations with limited his ability around a order mile in clarion -- around a quarter mile in clarion. look at this pretty shot of the christmas dog in car with, iowa. cloudy to mostly cloudy skies, southeast wind gets breezy as the afternoon goes along. even through the overnight, 2:00 a.m. temperature around 40 these with rain arriving after that. christmas eve, we could get flurries during the morning. late day sun. the high as 45 with mostly cloudy and could see rain very late with southeast wind.
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rain and maybe snow. mollie: more accusations against former multi-state lottery security director eddie tipton. kansas lottery officials reported last night that they believe tipton fixed two jackpots there, both worth thousands of dollars. tipton already has been convicted of rigging the $16.5 million dollar hot lotto jackpot. that happened here in iowa in 2010. but now, kansas officials say tipton traveled to kansas in december 2010 and bought two tickets to the '2-by-2' game. those two tickets were both winners worth $22,000 each. officials allege that tipton then gave the winning tickets to two other people to claim on his behalf. the new allegations mean tipton now is accused of fixing jackpots in five states: oklahoma, colorado, wisconsin, iowa, and now kansas. but at least 37 other states also are investigating tipton. services have been set for long-time madrid football coach
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unexpectedly sunday from a heart attack at the age of 58. hinkel coached at madrid for 29 years. his tigers made the playoffs 25 of the last 26 seasons, winning a state title in 1991. services for hinkel will be held tomorrow at the madrid junior/senior high school. visitation is from 4:00-7:00 with the funeral following. in commitment 2016 news, fox news channel will host a republican debate in des moines next month. bret baier, megyn kelly and chris wallace will anchor the two hour debate january 28th at the iowa events center. they moderated the first gop debate in august. a cyber-security breach at a dam in new york state has authorities concerned. hackers were able to breach the software and take over control of the flood gates. the concern now is that the breach was a dry run for a larger attack on a larger target. rene marsh reports, new at noon. rene: iranian hackers
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that controls the flood gates of this rye, new york dam, just 20 miles outside of new york city. a former u.s. official familiar with the investigation revealed the classified details from 2013, first reported by the wall street journal. paul rosenberg is mayor of the village of rye brook. paul rosenberg: what it says to me is they're looking at everything. was this a dress rehearsal for something larger? it also makes me concerned about the security of our infrastructure that is significantly more critical than the bowman avenue dam. rene: investigators believe the intruders were just probing to see what they could get into but no damage was done. hacking of dam controls have long been a homeland security concern. in 2013, hackers penetrated a sensitive database of u.s. dams maintained by the army corps of engineers. asked about the breach involving the dam in rye, new york, the department of homeland security told cnn by email it has "no
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incident." mollie: just last week, there was another major breach at the computer company juniper networks. the company sells computer network equipment and routers to the defense department, justice department, fbi, and treasury department. saying enrique marquez still presents a danger to the community, a federal judge in southern california has denied bond for the man accused of buying the assault rifles used in the san bernardino massacre that left 14 dead. the isis inspired attack was carried out by marquez's longtime friend, syed farook, and farook's wife, tashfeen malik. in world headlines, iraq says its troops have made the most significant advance into the city of ramadi since it fell to isis terrorists in may. losing ramadi was a major blow to the iraqi government, and was the biggest defeat since isis swept through areas in the country's north and west in the summer of 2014. a different story in afghanistan, where britain
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advisers to try and help afghans who are engaged in raging battles against the taliban in southern afghanistan. the development came a day after a taliban suicide bomber killed six u.s. troops near a kabul base, the deadliest attack on americans since august. rescuers in southern china continue to search for bodies from the rubble of a collapsed mountain of construction waste. more than 70 people are missing. questions are now being asked about why nothing was done regarding the safety of the site. state media reported that the district government which covers the area had identified problems with the construction dump months earlier. coming up, celebrating the coming of more sunshine. we'll take you to stonehenge where thousands showed up to celebrate the winter solstice. and making dreams come true is what the christmas season is all about. coming up, see what it took it give one critically ill "star
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latest blockbuster. >> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon.
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mollie: it's official. the winter solstice has arrived. today marks the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, when the sun appears at its most southerly position. and it's also the day that thousands of people descend on britain's stonehenge. the ceremony took place on what may have been the mildest december 22nd in 105 years in britain. the prehistoric monument is carefully aligned on a sight-line that points to the winter solstice sunset. archaeologists believe stonehenge was constructed from 3000 b.c. to 2000 b.c. the winter solstice in britain was a time when livestock was slaughtered so the animals would not have to be fed during the winter, and the majority of wine and beer was finally fermented. take a look at this. success for the company spacex. it launched a falcon rocket last night with 11 small satellites on board, and for the first time, landed the 15-story leftover booster back on earth safely at cape canaveral, florida. in june, spacex's falcon 9 rocket failed shortly after liftoff, destroying a supply
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international space station. closer to home good news for , jolly holiday lights. thanks to a $400,000 donation from three local healthcare providers, make a wish will be able to grant all their original wishes next year. what's more, we're told they have enough money to repair the light displays damaged by the flooding at water works park. speaking of rain, it sounds like rain could be on the way but are some of us that the snow. -- beats snow. kurtis: the rain looks to arrive wednesday. today we have fog slowly lifting. a pretty shot from our webcam, don't expect a lot of sunshine out there today but we will get some now and then. wind chill 23. southeast wind will pick up and right now 14 miles an hour.
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later in the afternoon. temperatures slowly creep up to the 40's and mostly cloudy at 4:00 p.m. a wind chill of 33, the temperature then at 42 degrees. that is the general trend once we move up that the 40's. i think we stay there most of the night through the overnight hour when the rain will arrive and that will be generally rain because temperatures will be mild. the clock was thick at time and some locations in the north and northeast still seeing visibility around it order of a mile. light snow showers out west in central minnesota, snow picks up into north dakota. this will be the only location where there could be travel problems from north dakota to west central minnesota. the rest of the midwest, temperatures like green bay at 39. chicago at 45 and detroit at 52.
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northern oklahoma in the 60's and early in the newscast we talked about the heat off to the east. high pressure moving out, this is the rainmaker through the early morning. somewhat colder air will come in on the backside of this and we could mix in some snow in northwestern iowa. futurecast, morning rain around 4:00 a.m. there is was snow before noon that kind of falls apart east. then rain in eastern iowa early on christmas eve. we could get flurries but these will be on through and the clouds will decrease late in the day. rainfall amounts look to be heavy along the many sit -- mississippi river. 6/10 to 8/10 of an inch looks to be just shy of 3/10 of an inch. some more rain on the way, obviously we don't need it it is
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but it looks like it is heading our way anyway. cool and breezy today at 43, southeast wind at 15 to 25 miles per hour gusting around 25. rain very late, temperatures stay above freezing. 39 degrees, a a forecast has wednesday with rain in the 40's and thursday, christmas eve, we could get a morning flurry. late day sunshine especially to the west. christmas day generally drive 45. the rain chance will be late. the weekend could be bumpy with rain and sleet. could mix in snow and we will keep you updated. down to the 30's next week. mollie: thanks kurtis. now to a story that has so many of you talking. "star wars" fans had been waiting for this weekend for years. and judging by the record-breaking numbers at the box office, most of them got to see "the force awakens". including one guy who beat the odds. in eric hanson's this is iowa.
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eric: for patients, one night in the icu is one night too many. krista hill: this is the worst time of their lives. eric: the guy in room 5 only knows he's somewhere in the triple digits. shawn norman: it's a genetic disease that i possess. eric: shawn norman is 28. he was a kid when doctors first said "noonan syndrome". shawn norman: it can make you tired. it can make you weak. it can make you face death. rita norman: it's all heart-related. it's very complicated. it's not very well known. eric: other than you spend a lot of time dreaming what you'd do when you get out of the icu. shawn's mom couldn't single-handedly grant his first wish: electing donald trump. but a couple paramedics helped her with another. busting him out, right past the white board where his big goal still read, "get out of here to see 'star wars.'" tom norman: that's kind of been the goal of his. every time he feels down or
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go, "hey. we gotta get out. we got a couple more days. we're getting close." eric: saturday morning, just after sunrise. tom norman: we'll see you up there, ok? eric: shawn got a chauffered ambulance ride to ankeny's springwood 9. where they'd reserved one entire theater for the guy who was living, it seemed, to see this movie. rita norman: "star wars" was his anchor, his drive. gotta get to see "star wars." >> tell me when. ok. yeah? eric: with his bed adjusted in the aisle, and 26 loved ones around him. shawn norman: i'm thankful. eric: the curtain rose and the coming attractions started. which hurt. tom norman: it does. it does. eric: because shawn had made it clear. this movie would be his last. rita norman: so that's what we're doing. t hat's his wish, is to go home. he's tired of being poked and prodded, and he just wants to go home. eric: by the time his face flickered with the return of his
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shawn norman: i like han. eric: the hospice nurse by his side had already officially taken over. and his parents? they were telling themselves this is what he wants. rita norman: it's tough, but i have to fulfill his wish. i have to. eric: for 2 hours and 16 minutes, the guy who's already decided to donate his body to science soaked in every frame. rita norman: we are making memories, and not everybody gets to do that. eric: once the lights came up, the guy on the stretcher was so exhausted, he mustered only a two-word review. shawn norman: not bad. eric: and a few final hugs. tom norman: ok. should we get you home? shawn norman: uh-huh. tom norman: ok. alright. let's get you home. eric: where the guy who's only 28 wants his story to end. rita norman: it's his call. eric: shawn got 2 visitors over the weekend. darth vader and a storm trooper from the 501st legion, who drew one more big smile. tonight, hospice is helping him
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eric hanson, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. mollie: thank you very much. still to come, a family friendly
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mollie: welcome back. while many are focused on this weekend, the final touches are being put on a new year's eve party for all ages next thursday. imagine eve is a fun family oriented evening complete with fireworks and confetti at hy-vee hall. tiffany is joining me now and you are with the downtown community alliance, thanks for coming in. it is coming up fast so toss about imagine eve. >> we have been preparing for about a year so as you said it is on new year's eve, the premier event for a family-friendly outing on new year's eve. it lasts from four -- 4:00 to 8:00 from heidi hall at downtown so there's parking available. there is also parking available at fifth and crocker and seven
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easy for families because we know especially with little ones it can be tricky getting in and out. we also want to make sure people know the skywalk connecting from downtown to imagine it is currently closed due to construction on the convention center hotel so we want to make sure people know you will be outside so bring coats. mollie: what will take place inside? >> there's everything, bounce houses, inflatable slides, carnival games, live entertainment options for the kids, just a lot of fun. it's great for kids from all zone. -- toddler zone. without the big kids. and we also have a lien area -- a tweenm area.
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also if you have been to times square you know there's a confetti drop. we have something similar at 8:00. the confetti falls and at 8:15 there are indoor fireworks. mollie: indoor fireworks? >> it is the way to celebrate for kids. mollie: and it is alcohol free. >> we want to provide a safe dimly friendly environment for everyone -- safe family-friendly environment. go to our website, imaginev you can also find out about parking and the skywalk closure at downtown mollie: get the babysitter and you can go out and have a great evening after they are all tuckered out. >> you have the right idea mollie.
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thanks. paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it for you. you have to get out there and do it yourself.
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bernie cannot be bought out by big money. bernie's opinion cannot be purchased. it's time for our next president to get in there, roll up his sleeves, take off the gloves, and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. mollie: one more look at the weather, a lot are heading out to travel. kurtis: fog hanging on a northern iowa, keep that in mind. it will be a wet wednesday but mainly rain all the northwestern iowa could in a wet snow flurry
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christmas day dry with rain chance light. mollie: nice to see you, come
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